OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST I (40005577) 1

Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Engineering

DATE POSTED:            

 

CLOSING DATE:           

 Open Until Filled

SALARY MIN:  

$40,103

SALARY MAX:

$72,183

POSITION NUMBER:            

40005577

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

   

 

* THIS POSITION MAY BE ON A ROTATING SCHEDULE * 

 

***NOTE THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANYTIME***

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 

Performs routine and technical work in the operation of sewage treatment at the County-owned Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant, including but not limited to: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) monitoring, minor predictive and preventative maintenance, process control work, and maintaining operational logs.  Work is performed under regular supervision of the Operations or Maintenance & Collections Systems Project Manager.

 

TYPICAL TASKS

  • Monitors wastewater treatment plant operations through direct observation, and through SCADA system;
  • Adjusts valves, gates, and pumps either manually or by remote control to regulate flow;
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements;
  • Starts, adjusts speed, and stops pumps, brush aerators, mixers, to control flow and to maximize treatment efficiency through screening, grit removal, anaerobic treatment, anoxic treatment, aerobic treatment, chemical polishing, filtering and disinfection processes;
  • Maintains accurate log of operations and records meter and gauge readings, as scheduled;
  • Completes minor predictive and preventative maintenance work on all plant equipment;
  • Completes laboratory process control testing;
  • Collects sewage samples;
  • Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings; and
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • General knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques used in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities
  • General knowledge of chemical, physical, and bacteriological analyses of wastewater
  • General knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the equipment used in wastewater treatment
  • General knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to wastewater treatment and laboratory analyses
  • Skill in planning, organizing and prioritizing work
  • Skill in the use of a computer
  • Skill in oral and written communication and the ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and six months of experience in municipal or industrial wastewater treatment, laboratory operations, wastewater system inspection, or related experience.

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds.  Must be able to climb stairs and ladders. Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina and an acceptable driving record for the type of vehicle or equipment operated and must possess a Grade I NC Biological Water Pollution Control Operator certification.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh